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Tipcee dupes event organiser of R15 000

Afrotainment‘s fading star Thobeka “Tipcee” Ndaba has been labelled as a crook.

This after she allegedly lied to an event organizer Sbongile “Zykes” Magida and promised to bring the Afrotainment team to the Underground Pub in Mount Frere, Eastern Cape.

“She was having a birthday tour and we agreed to host her at our venue. We were communicating with her since early January. The event was to take place on Saturday, 4 February, so we started advertising the event. She charged us R15 000 and she wanted to be paid upfront,” said Zykes.

“On Thursday, 19 January, we paid her R7 500 and decided to withhold the balance. A week later, she insisted that she wants all her money. But we didn’t pay her because she sounded too desperate. We were scared that she might not come. We assured her that we’ll pay her after her performance, but she wouldn’t listen. She said the Afrotainment team was looking forward to this gig and she needed to pay them. On Thursday, 2

February, we paid her the balance. We also asked her to arrive in the afternoon so that she could perform early and she agreed,” explained Zykes.

But Tipcee never arrived, instead she allegedly kept on lying.

“On the morning of the event, I called Tipcee and she said they were loading their bags in the tour bus and they were preparing to leave Durban. A few hours later, I called again and she said they were on the road. The event started and people were paying at the gate hoping to see the Afrotainment team, but they never arrived. I sent her text messages and she kept on lying.

Eventually, I gave up. As a result, I had to refund people because Tipcee lied and never pitched,” said Zaykes.

“Now I want my money back. I have texted her but she gave me attitude. I also realised that she lied about the whole thing. She never spoke to her colleagues at Afrotainment.

She actually scammed me. She’s a crook. I also want to warn other event organisers to be careful of her. She is not to be trusted. I am coming forward because in the end, event organisers get slammed for other people’s behaviour,” said Zykes.

Sizwe Mdlalose, who was supposed to be on this birthday tour, said: “I did not pitch because something was not right.”

Sparks Wabantwana said: “I saw my name and photo on the poster, but I knew nothing about the gig. Tipcee took the money and she told me nothing about this gig. I am hurt because she used my name without permission.”

Costa Dollah said: ” I was on the poster, but I knew nothing about this gig. I also know that Tipcee was paid but this was never communicated to me.”

Tipcee was contacted, but she refused to comment. All she could say was, “Eish, nxa”

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